Boomerang Bags turns clutter into opportunities for others, to tackle plastic pollution.
With Australians discarding about 23 kilograms* of textiles into landfill each year – and two-thirds of those discards are man-made synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown. Source Textile Beat
It is wonderful to see grassroots groups such as Boomerang Bags take the lead to tackle plastic pollution. Continue reading
Tired of organising sock drawers and want to turn your passion into business…YES YOU CAN!
I cannot tell you how many times I am asked “How did you become a professional organiser and can you make a living from it?” To be honest when I first opened the doors to my business, Eco Organiser® I didn’t know there was such a profession, like any new business it takes a lot of effort to grow your business.
Way back when, friends and family would say “oh it’s a hobby, not a real job” or “oh Tanya sorts out people’s sock drawers” let me tell you nothing could be further from the truth.
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Looking for ways to celebrate Mothers Day in a sustainable fashion, without adding clutter? Let’s face it; we are enticed to purchase more stuff, but how many fluffy slippers, dressing gowns, new toasters and frying pans to make the perfect scrambled eggs does she really need? Do we really need to ramp up our consumption of ‘stuff’ just because it’s Mothers Day, to let her know that we love her? Let’s take a step back from that traditional Mothers Day gift list and rethink.
Put simply, if we have concerns about reducing clutter in our homes and reducing our carbon footprint and the impact of belongings on environment, perhaps our gifts could do with a change of philosophy. Continue reading
With the constant flow of new responsibilities and roles filtering into our workload, how are we to keep track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date? In most cases it comes at a cost, a cost on our time, relationships and health.
I speak from experience, in my previous life I was consumed by my job, excelling in a male dominated industry, I identified myself though my career and I loved it. As the hours grew longer and workload increased, so did my clutter. Too busy focusing on my role and not on my health, I found out the true cost of clutter and disorganisation.
Clutter Isn’t Just Physical
My clutter was not physical clutter, it was the stuff I carried around in my head, massive to do list’s, plans and ideas, meetings, targets to meet and managing a sales team. Don’t get me wrong I loved it but my body was telling me a very different story.
How do we cope when we are pinged, tweeted, zoomed, facetimed trying to function on a diet of constant learning to keep up with new things, sifting through information, swapping quickly between tasks and multitasking? Generally speaking…not very well Continue reading
La Casa Nostra Deli is a family owned business winning the battle against the war on waste. Business owners Phil and Susan Tomasello are actively reducing single use packaging and encouraging their customers to refill, reuse and recycle within the La Casa Nostra community; overall rethinking waste and winning in more ways than one.
This multi-faceted deli and coffee shop has become known as a ‘zero waste’ one stop shop in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The secret to their success comes from their passion to supply gourmet foods such as cheese, small-goods to their clients and an absolute passion for closing the loop. Continue reading
In our busy lives, who has time to waste looking for things? When we need to be heading out the door in the morning, we need an organised bathroom to shave, shower and get sorted.
Standing in your bathroom look around and list 5 things that save you valuable time
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In our busy lives, who has time to waste looking for things we need and want? standing in your kitchen look around and list 5 things in your kitchen that save time
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With energy costs increasing and talk of increasing recycling costs, due to China closing its doors to the worlds waste, there are many ways to reduce waste energy costs and eco organise our home, without costing the earth.
- Put a lid on it
When boiling a pot of water for pasta, put a lid on it, this simple act saves energy, time and money
- Like with like
Place cooking pots and pans on a hob/burner closest to the size of the pot, a big pot on small burner uses more energy to heat or cook, likewise a small pot on big burner, waste energy and can burn your hand, with gas flames licking the sides of the pot you can burn your hand when picking it up. Continue reading
Recycling doesn’t always mean throwing stuff in the wheelie bin at the curb, we can recycle at home or in the office to extend the use of a product before placing it in the bin. Let’s not forget that our local government and authorities cannot recycle everything.
To help you declutter and responsibly dispose of your unwanted items we have created an A-Z of how to responsible recycle or donate your unwanted stuff. From recycling cars to hair, lets’ turn our clutter into opportunities for people in need.
A. Artificial Christmas Tress
Too often we don’t live our dreams, reasons vary from lack of time, money, energy or we are scared to step outside our comfort zone; and worry what others might think or say.
On my recent trip to Europe I fulfilled so many of my life’s visions, and in some instances, I stepped well and truly outside my comfort zone. The pleasure for me was removing doubt, fear and anxiety each and every time I conquered things, that in the past had stopped me from living my dreams.
Our clutter is not always physical stuff
We have a knack of building walls around us to keep out the scary stuff, holding in the self-doubt, self-loathing and sadly we are missing out of some the really good stuff.
While traveling through the UK, France and Switzerland it was a joy to witness so many people living their dreams. There was one in particular occasion that touch my heart, it was on the day I Continue reading